Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cherry Blossom Emma

Hi all, time does get away from you!  I have been busy on some projects and didn't realize that I hadn't posted since the 1st.  So here is the other promised project using the cherry blossoms.  I had wanted to do a card with these beautiful little flowers and when Tracey created Cherry Blossoms Emma it was a perfect match.  I had originally made this card for a Just Rite Stampers challenge, so sad I didn't win.  I think because it didn't have the required stamps on the front of the card, I put them on the inside and they were not the main focus.  But I thought that they were perfect for the paper lanterns on the inside, so that is where I put them. 

The front has two panels that mimic a Japanese screen that were made by embossing the image in gold EP and edged with 24kt gold leaf pen.  I printed out a pre-colored Cherry Blossom Emma  and painted her sash, trim and flowers on the kimono with Twinkling H2O's to give it some shimmer like silk.  Then I added gold gel pen to outline the flowers and some Stickles  for sparkle.  The image looks a bit washed as I took the picture to late in the day and the sun isn't favorable to show the rich colors and sparkle, the colors are so bold and pretty IRL. The close up picture is a bit better and gives you an idea, but still does not show the shimmer and deep colors.

The cherry blossoms were done in the same way as the calendar page and I added a gold die cut vase and black bow to them.  Emma is popped up on Nestie layers to finish the front of the card.  The inside of the card features paper lanterns that are circle and oval Nestie die cuts that I ran through my crimper for texture.  The paper that was used is the Cherry Blossoms paper pack that has 33 different shades of this great design.  I traced the edges of the cherry blossoms on the DP with a gold gel pen to make it look like washi paper and then added Stickles for sparkle.

As you can see the Just Rite Stamp was used in the center of the large lantern.  I used a border from one of the new floral sets Plant a Little Love and then used my NTR fonts to make the center sentiment.  I had fun making this springy Asian inspired card and hope you like it too! Tracey has a cute new Stawberry Emma release and that are really cute, check it out here. Tomorrow I will be back with a quilling project using graduated color strips.  Until then,

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Helen said...

It's a stunning card! sorry you didn't win. The image looks just like my little girl. what punch did you use for the flower?

Wishing you a wonderful mother's day!

Irena said...

Beautiful card :)

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

I thinks it's gorgeous, Sonya! Those blossoms are awesome and the whole concept of the card with the "lanterns" inside is just soo cool. Love your "washi" too ;)

Hugs, Fred